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The '70s -- a horrible decade for fashion and recorded sound.

You had me up until the fashion part.

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Looking at the discography I'm astonished that so little of it has been re-issued on CD in the US and Europe. Even the Japanese re-issues are difficult to get hold of. Does anyone know why this is? Who owns the re-issue rights? BTW I've heard nothing back from Ace re my query about possible future releases by them.

I have these sessions on CD.

Stan Getz/Paul Quinichette/Wardell Gray - A look At Yesterday - Mainstream

Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell-Ruff Duo - Mainstream

Charles McPherson - Siku Ya Bibi - Mainstream

Clark Terry / Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Gingerbread - Mainstream

Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - The Power Of Positive Swinging - Mainstream

Clark Terry / Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Tonight - Jazz heritage

Art Farmer - Homecoming - Lonehill

Unfortunately, I have never been able to find cd copies of the other 2

Charles McPherson recordings that were on the Mainstream label.

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I imagine most people at Sony don't even *know* they own it. Still, Mosaic has been busy with Sony-owned material, so maybe we'll see some Mosaic Mainstream sets down the line. That would be nice. They could do a Sarah Vaughan box, maybe a Maynard Ferguson one.

gregmo

In almost the same vein as Mainstream, how about Cameo (or Cameo/Parkway) for a couple of fine Maynard Ferguson albums... Were there other jazz releases on that label?

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Here's the entire "new" Minstream catalog, the MRL Series, which came about after"Red Lion Productions" (whatever that was...) game onboard.

[MRL 300] Ron Frangipane & His Orchestra - Rated X for Excitement

[MRL 301] Joe Scott & His Orchestra - Motion Pictures: The NOW Generation

[MRL 302] Dean Christopher & His Orchestra - Images

[MRL 303] The Phoenix Authority - Blood, Sweat & Brass

[MRL 304] Ron Frangipane - The Music of Laura Nyro

[MRL 305] Ernie Wilkins & His Orchestra - Hard Mother Blues

[MRL 306] Bobby Shad & The Bad Men - A 65-Piece Rock Workshop

[MRL 307] Joe Scott - A Symphony of Our Time

[MRL 308] Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Hometown Blues

[MRL 309] Carmen McRae - Carmen McRae

[MRL 310] Various Artists - Ray Charles-Arbee Stidham-Lil Son Jackson-James Wayne

[MRL 311] Lightning Hopkins - The Blues

[MRL 312] Charles Williams - Charles Williams

[MRL 313] Roy Haynes - Hip Ensemble

[MRL 314] Harold Land - A New Shade of Blue

[MRL 315] Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell

[MRL 316] Maynard Ferguson - Screamin' Blues

[MRL 317] Dave Hubbard - Dave Hubbard

[MRL 318] Hadley Caliman - Hadley Caliman

[MRL 319] Maxine Weldon - Right On

[MRL 320] Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Straight No Chaser

[MRL 321] Morgana King - A Taste Of Honey

[MRL 322] Gloria Coleman Ltd. - Sings and Swings Organ

[MRL 323] David Young - David Young

[MRL 324] Sonny Red - Sonny Red

[MRL 325] Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell Ruff Duo - In Concert

[MRL 326] Lightning Hopkins - Dirty Blues

[MRL 327] Stan Hope - Stan Hope

[MRL 328] LaMont Johnson - Sun, Moon And Stars

[MRL 329] Charles McPherson - Charles McPherson

[MRL 330] John White - John White

[MRL 331] Charles Kynard - Charles Kynard

[MRL 332] Art Farmer - Homecoming

[MRL 333] Curtis Fuller - Crankin'

[MRL 334] Michael Longo - Matrix

[MRL 335] Mitchell-Ruff - Strayhorn: A Mitchell-Ruff Interpretation

[MRL 336] Buddy Terry - Awareness

[MRL 337] Hal Galper - The Guerilla Band

[MRL 338] Carmen McRae - Gold

[MRL 339] Maxine Weldon - Chilly Wind

[MRL 340] Sarah Vaughan - A Time In My Life

[MRL 341] Reggie Moore - Wishbone

[MRL 342] Hadley Caliman - Iapetus

[MRL 343] Blue Mitchell - Vital Blue

[MRL 344] Harold Land - Choma (Burn)

[MRL 345] Charles Williams - Trees, Grass and Things

[MRL 346] Johnny Coles - Katumbo (Dance)

[MRL 347] Clark Terry - Angyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi!

[MRL 348] The Night Blooming Jazzmen - The Night Blooming Jazzmen

[MRL 349] Frank Foster - The Loud Minority

[MRL 350] Various Artists - Get It Together

[MRL 351] Roy Haynes - Senyah

[MRL 352] Carmen McRae - In Person

[MRL 353] Barry Miles - White Heat

[MRL 354] Hal Galper - Wild Bird

[MRL 355] Morgana King - Cuore di Mama

[MRL 356] Buddy Terry - Pure Dynamite

[MRL 357] Mike Longo - The Awakening

[MRL 358] Zoot Sims - Otra Vez

[MRL 359] Maynard Ferguson - Dues

[MRL 360] Arbee Stidham - A Time For Blues

[MRL 361] Sarah Vaughan - Conducted by Michel Legrand

[MRL 362] Alice Clark - Alice Clark

[MRL 363] Pete Yellin - Dance of Allegra

[MRL 364] VA - Yesterday

[MRL 365] Charles McPherson - Siku Ya Bibi (Day of the Lady)

[MRL 366] Charles Kynard - Woga

[MRL 367] Harold Land - Damisi

[MRL 368] Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues

[MRL 369] Ruth Brown - Softly

[MRL 370] Curtis Fuller - Smokin'

[MRL 371] Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes

[MRL 372] Maynard Ferguson - Six by Six

[MRL 373] Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Gingerbread Men

[MRL 374] Blue Mitchell - Blues' Blues

[MRL 375] Shelley Manne - Mannekind

[MRL 376] Paul Jeffrey - Family

[MRL 377] Ellerine Harding - Ellerine

[MRL 378] Mel Dancy - A Little Lovin'

[MRL 379] Sarah Vaughan - Feelin' Good

[MRL 380] Reggie Moore - Furioso

[MRL 381] Charles Williams - Stickball

[MRL 382] Barry Miles - Scatbird

[MRL 383] Bertha Belle Browne - Bertha Belle Browne

[MRL 384] Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal

[MRL 385] Bud Powell - Ups 'n' Downs

[MRL 386] Max Roach/Clifford Brown - Daahoud

[MRL 387] Carmen McRae - I Want You

[MRL 388] The Night Blooming Jazzmen - Freedom Jazz Dance

[MRL 389] Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance

[MRL 390] Paul Jeffrey - Watershed

[MRL 391] Buddy Terry - Lean On Him

[MRL 392] Blue Mitchell - The Last Tango=Blues

[MRL 393] Barry (Bagelman) Sisters - Our Way (Tahka - Tahka)

[MRL 394] Afrique - Soul Makossa

[MRL 395] Charles McPherson - Today's Man

[MRL 396] Jack Wilkins - Windows

[MRL 397] Pete Yellin - It's The Right Thing

[MRL 398] Hal Galper - Inner Journey

[MRL 399] Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds of Joy - March 1936

[MRL 400] Blue Mitchell - Graffiti Blues

[MRL 401] Sarah Vaughan - Live In Japan

[MRL 402] Blue Mitchell - Many Shades Of Blue

[MRL 403] Carmen McRae - Live and Doin' It

[MRL 404] Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet

[MRL 405] Lightning Hopkins - Low Down Dirty Blues

[MRL 406] Paul Jeffrey - Paul Jeffrey

[MRL 407] Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Going Down Slow

[MRL 408] Various Artists - Jazz

[MRL 409] Various Artists - Billie Holiday Revisted By

[MRL 410] Various Artists - The Guitar Players

[MRL 411] Frank Turba - Frank Turba

[MRL 412] Sarah Vaughan - Send In The Clowns

[MRL 413] Blue Mitchell/Roy Haynes - Booty

[MRL 414] The Amboy Dukes - Dr. Slingshot

[MRL 415] The Stroziers - Red Light

[MRL 416] Don Burrows Quartet - Live at The Sydney Opera House

[MRL 417] Jeannie Lewis - Looking Back To Tomorrow

[MRL 418] Black Blood - A.I.E. (A Mwana)

[MRL 419] Sarah Vaughan - More Sarah Vaughan/Live In Japan

[MRL 420] Terry Huff & Special Delivery - The Lonely One

[MRL 421] Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes - Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes

Edited by JSngry

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Looking at the discography I'm astonished that so little of it has been re-issued on CD in the US and Europe. Even the Japanese re-issues are difficult to get hold of. Does anyone know why this is? Who owns the re-issue rights? BTW I've heard nothing back from Ace re my query about possible future releases by them.

I have these sessions on CD.

Stan Getz/Paul Quinichette/Wardell Gray - A look At Yesterday - Mainstream

Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell-Ruff Duo - Mainstream

Charles McPherson - Siku Ya Bibi - Mainstream

Clark Terry / Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Gingerbread - Mainstream

Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - The Power Of Positive Swinging - Mainstream

Clark Terry / Bob Brookmeyer Quintet - Tonight - Jazz heritage

Art Farmer - Homecoming - Lonehill

Unfortunately, I have never been able to find cd copies of the other 2

Charles McPherson recordings that were on the Mainstream label.

I hadn't realised that "Art Farmer - Homecoming" had been reissued on Lonehill. Thanks for the info, Peter, I'll treat myself to that!

BTW I managed to get hold of a copy of "Buddy Terry - Awareness" recently and it really is very good. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

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Any other fans of Piero Piccioni's "The Tenth Victim?" That must be one of the rarest Mainstream albums. I found a copy for a dollar. It was later reissued by Easy Tempo with additional tracks but is already out of print. Stylized Italian lounge jazz with wordless female vocals. The film is one of my favorites from the 1960s.

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The Andorrans released the Terry/Brookmeyer stuff, and for some odd reason, Jazz Heritage got access to this material years ago. They did a pretty good 2-cd set of Sarah Vaughan's Japanese concert stuff. Never quite figured that one out.

gregmo

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How about that Helen Merrill 'Mixes'? One LP with Merrill and band (early 70s vintage), the other LP full of early bop sides (Getz, Dave Lambert etc).

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Just found this thread. I'm a big fan of the Harold Land and Buddy Terry albums on Mainstream. And of course, Hadley Caliman's Iapetus. It surprises me that the two Buddy Terry albums have been released in Japan, but not the Harold Land records...those are amazing. I had no idea Sony/Legacy owned the rights to these...sure would be nice to see some US reissues.

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This one I just picked up last weekend. I really like it - I mean the recording itself is a bit wonky (kind of murky with the rubbery bass noted prevously), but musically, it's excellent. A nice companion to the Hutcherson/Land collaborations on Blue Note.

And here's an old favorite I've enjoyed for years:

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Greg M posted: They (Jazz Heritage) did a pretty good 2-cd set of Sarah Vaughan's Japanese concert stuff. Never quite figured that one out.

The Japanese concert (2 CDs) has been issued also by Columbia/Legacy and by Mobile Fidelity. I have both and while the Mobile Fidelity is a little more warmly mastered and my preferred version, both are quite nice (and unfortunately hard to find); here's what the cover art looks like for these:

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I've got a number of Mainstream albums on CD - mostly Japanese issues from P-Vine

CHARLES WILLIAMS - STICKBALL

CHARLES KYNARD - CHARLES KYNARD

CHARLES WILLIAMS - CHARLES WILLIAMS

PAUL JEFFREY - PAUL JEFFREY

NIGHT BLOOMIN' JAZZMEN - NIGHT BLOOMIN' JAZZMEN

SOUL MAKOSSA - AFRIQUE

BLUE MITCHELL - GRAFFITI BLUES - This one's a Sony issue, but a South African release I got in Namibia :D

I'm sure there are lots more P-Vine issues.

MG

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I have the Mainstream Clifford Brown & Max Roach on a Mobile Fidelity CD.

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